According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24-hour reporting period, the Sheriff’s Office responded to 37 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Nathanial Menard, 33, 429 Chitimacha Loop, Charenton, LA was arrested on October 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended license. A correctional officer received the warrant for Menard, who was already incarcerated at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. No bail is set.
Bernard Harris, 49, 513 A.B. Martin Road, Jeanerette, LA was arrested on October 27, 2016 at 2:46 pm on 2 warrants for failure to appear on the charges of criminal neglect of family and on a warrant for probation violation. A correctional officer transported Harris from the Jeanerette Police Department to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center on the warrants. No bail is set.
Latoya Clark, 29, 201 Porter Lane Lot #1, Lafayette, LA was arrested on October 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of issuing worthless checks. Clark was at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center to visit an inmate when a correctional officer located the active warrant for her arrest. Clark was transported to the Franklin Police Department jail for booking.
Jermaine Brown, 30, 111 Third Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on October 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm on a warrant for simple burglary.
Ezekiel Anderson, IV, 24, 1036 Irish Bend Road, Franklin, LA was arrested on October 28, 2016 at 9:46 pm on the charges of careless operation of a motor vehicle and hit and run driving. Anderson was subsequently charged on a warrant for the following offenses:
- Home invasion
- Aggravated burglary
- Second degree battery
- Second degree kidnapping
- False imprisonment
- Possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies
- Illegal possession of stolen things
Anderson also faces the following charges:
- Felony criminal damage to property
- Simple escape
- Resisting an officer with force or violence
At 4:00 pm, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from St. Mary 911 of a home invasion that occurred at a residence in the Bakertown area off of Highway 182 in Franklin. The male victim contacted 911 from a business on Highway 90 in Patterson. Deputies responded, obtained a description of a suspect vehicle, and began a search of the area.
At 4:40 pm, dispatch received a report of a hit and run crash that occurred on Highway 90 in Baldwin. One of the vehicles involved in the crash matched the description of the suspect vehicle. Deputies located the car on Coulee Street in Baldwin and detained the driver, identified as Anderson.
During the crash investigation, deputies found that Anderson rear-ended another vehicle while driving on Highway 90. Anderson was then transported to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office in Franklin in reference to the ongoing investigation into the home invasion.
The detective investigating that complaint found evidence that three male suspects, one armed with a gun, forced the victim into his residence, tied his hands, struck him repeatedly, and robbed him. The detective also learned that the suspects and victim knew each other. During the robbery, a fourth suspect entered the residence, took items from the victim, and then left the location. The victim sustained several lacerations and other injuries to his head. After the robbery, the three suspects forced the victim into a car and drove him to the Patterson area. When the vehicle pulled into a gas station on Highway 90, the victim was able to get out of the car. He fled to a nearby business and contacted 911. The victim was transported to Teche Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The detective identified the suspect with a gun as Anderson. A deputy located the fourth suspect who entered the residence in the Bakertown area and identified him as Brown. Both were subsequently arrested. Brown was transported to the parish jail for booking. No bail is set.
While transporting Anderson to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center, he broke a window and door lock on a police unit and opened the door of the moving vehicle. When the deputy stopped the car, Anderson fled on foot while in hand and leg restraints. The deputy transporting Anderson apprehended him a short distance from the unit. While escorting him back to the vehicle, Anderson attempted to pull away from the deputy. Anderson was booked into the parish jail. No bail is set. Additional arrests are pending the ongoing investigation.
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